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Research: Employing more women in IT would generate £2.6 billion for UK economy

Antony Savvas | April 25, 2014
Low female participation in IT education is a key problem.

Nominet director of HR Gill Crowther said: “The digital economy is driving economic growth in the UK. Given the extent of the IT skills shortage, we can’t afford to only recruit from half the talent pool. It’s alarming to think that, if current trends continue, the IT gender gap will get bigger rather than smaller."

The report was produced by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr), and drew on a survey of 527 business decision makers in IT teams and at IT companies.

 

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